How to Support A Loved One When They Struggle With Mental Illness

Mental illness can be really difficult to understand when you don’t suffer from it yourself. What makes it difficult is it’s very hard to explain. This is the best way that I can explain it . The other reason is some people just don’t want to understand. There are two types of people in this world, one who wants to try and support a loved one when they struggle with mental illness.These people try to understand it. The second is people who say that people are just looking for attention and “life can’t be that bad”. I have dealt with…

The 10 Best Equestrian Book for Families.

As a child, I fell in love with both horses and reading. Even as I grew older, I would still look for books about horses, even those meant for kids and middle-grade readers. Actually, the novels targeted at middle-grade readers are some of my favorites to read even now as an adult! The popularity of horse stories is evident by the continued publication of many of these beloved titles! Your children will enjoy these novels if you are looking for a new book to read to them. Graphic Credit: Mica Photo Credit: Kayla 1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Black…

How A Solid Routine Will Set You Up for Success in the New Year

Every New Year we are faced with the struggle of trying to figure out what our goals/resolutions are for the year and how we are supposed to accomplish them. It can be really tricky, I'm not going to lie, but I believe that no matter the goal if you have a solid routine you're already well on your way to success!The first step in all of this is making your resolutions for the year. Many people get too carried away when they're creating their resolutions, and that's part of what causes so many people to quit them before the end…

Setting Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, as they are typically done, confuse me quite a bit. The reason being is most of the resolutions being made are completely unrealistic, which ends up leading to disappointment later down the road when the person can’t meet that resolution. Let’s be honest here! No one likes to fall off the wagon of their New Year’s resolutions and have to admit failure. It’s just not fun. But what bothers me the most is that so many people are blaming themselves for not meeting these resolutions when it really wasn’t their fault- their resolution just simply wasn’t reasonable…

Merry Christmas, From Our Family to Yours!

When I started writing this, I was planning on keeping it simple and light. I planned on addressing my followers in one section and my team in another. I had so many plans for this article, but when I sat down and started writing it just didn’t feel right. There was this gut feeling that I had, deep down, that made me want to make this article something more and maybe even something that you could take with you to every Christmas and to every joyful and celebratory moment from now on.   So, before you read any further, brace…

Christmas Crafts (For Kids)

When I was in elementary school and it was craft day, I remember being so excited!! I really liked all kinds of crafts, but Holiday crafts were definitely my favorite. The nice thing about where I went to elementary school was that we did crafts all the time. Who knows? Maybe that’s why I’m so creative now!   Crafts are such a fun way to spend quality time with your little ones. Not only do they spark your child’s imagination and creativity, but usually the adults have fun doing them, too!   Anyway, I think your kids are going to…

Inexpensive Gifts Your Parents Will Love

As a child, I remember working really hard to make my dad framed drawings each Christmas. Now, as an adult, I want to be able to get my dad the best gifts that I can find. The problem? I also have 8 other people to buy presents for. So this Christmas I'm getting creative. Not just with my parents, but with my friends and other family members as well. I want to get them the best gifts that I can, even while on a budget.   This list will be organized from most expensive to least expensive, so even if…

The Reason for the Season

Hey guys! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Songwriters Eddie Pola and George Wyle had it right. This IS the most wonderful time of the year! BUT, would you believe me if I told you, the reason for the season was magic? Let me explain First off, the holiday season is stressful. The end of the year is steadily approaching, and you have yet to accomplish every goal on your yearly list. The end of the first semester is drawing to a close, which means finals are approaching, and you have to finally read the chapters in your…

Staying Fit While Eating Like Shit

It’s that most wonderful time of the year where the fridge can’t possibly hold any more leftovers and the bakers of the family is still making more pie. You enjoy your days traveling from one party and dinner to the next, just gobbling everything in sight.   Okay, okay. Exaggeration. At least for lil’ ole antisocial me. This doesn’t negate the fact that this time of year is fondly recalled as the time where we all get to eat our frickin’ hearts out. Mashed potatoes and turkey and pie, oh my!   With all this extra food comes some extra…

Dressing Your Kids for the Coming Cold

Hey guys!(: We all know that keeping our kiddos/NK’s protected from the cold is important. It can be tricky, though, when you’re dealing with very young children who can’t express their needs yet. It would be awful not to know your little ones are cold simply because they can’t communicate!   There are also many first-time nannies and mommies out there that already have some idea of what to do to keep their babies warm, but may want some extra tips in case they’ve overlooked something.   It’s always good to take the initiative to learn more about protecting your…